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Changeling (2008) - (Movies To See Before You Die - Suspense / Drama)

16 Mar, 2012 | Movies To See Before You Die / Suspense

Beginning with a few opening words describing this unbelievable piece of art, I would just like to say that..... 
“They thankfully still make these kind of classics in 2008”. 
The emotional experience named CHANGELING made me a bigger fan of Clint Eastwood, the veteran actor-director, who earlier immensely impressed me with his THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Featuring Angelina Jolie in the main lead, the movie completely shatters the otherwise famous image of the beautiful actress and introduces you to a new, talented and emotional side of her lovable identity. Eastwood inventively extracts a highly impactful, life-time performance from Angelina, along with worth praising acts from the entire supporting cast and comes up with yet another gem in his exceptional career as CHANGELING.
An outstanding adaptation of a shocking true incident, the movie remains unbelievable even when you are told that it is all based on the TRUE happenings. The story revolves around a single mother living with his sweet nine year old kid in Los Angeles in the year 1928. Their simple & happy life moves on to different path altogether when one fine day the little kid simply vanishes into thin air and can be found no-where around. The crying mother keeps searching for her dear child before filing a complaint in the police station. And from here onwards, the movie takes a sharp turn and drives you into a completely unexpected arena with some devastating truths being told on the screen which actually happened in the life of the unfortunate victim lady and her child. I will not like to reveal anything more about the plot as that will certainly take away the spirit of watching this emotional and engrossing saga, well told by the master craftsman Clint Eastwood.
However, I will surely like to end my brief review with a quote that “Changeling is undoubtedly one of those rare movies that have the power to make you believe the unbelievable, forcing you to keep on watching without any break, resulting in an unforgettable experience”
A terrific suspense drama, which deserves to be seen at the earliest, this should not be missed.
Directed By Clint Eastwood
Starring : Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich  and more

(UPDATE : At the time of updating the article, the film could be seen at NETFLIX with English Subtitles) 

Tags : Changeling (2008) Movie Notes by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Movies to See Before You Die, Must See Movies List By Bobby Sing, Clint Eastwood Masterpieces, Angelina Jolie film, Based on True Happeningns
16 Mar 2012 / Comments ( 4 )

Hi !
After reading your post , I\'ll do my possible to find the film ....you spoke so good of it ! I must see it !
Clint Eastwood have done some very good films ...like "Mystic River" ,"Letters from Iwo Jima" or "Gran Torino" which I liked very much...
Excuse my english !
Thank you for "Movies to see before you die"...

Bobby Sing

Hi Fatiha,
I am really glad that my writeups are proving to be a great help for movie lovers like you..

Thank for you comment and just keep logging.

Pravin S. Pendkalkar

It was your personal review on Aladin, but dear friend every coin has two sides I am on the other side if the said film is bad, and you felt really bad I respect your opinion but any film which is made is with great effort,and money and no one makes a flop film the film which were made brilliantly were flops and GHAR (based on true incident happened near Drive In Theatre the open theatre in Mumbai) was also a flop, but the flop tag does not take anything from the film which was brilliantly made, and there are many examples that films which were badly made were successful and which were made brilliantly. 

Just see how brilliantly TAXI NO.9211 was and made directed by Milind Luthria (the son of legend RAJ KHOSALA who gave us Mera gaon mera Desh, Do Raaste, and etc) but the said film got average success at the box office, all actors when joins the caste they think and believe that the film in whcih they are working is going to be hit because no one wants to loose money and further our actors do not want to add flop to their list, therefore you can see what happenned to Rani Mukherkjee she though that yash chopra banner shall give her hit per hit but that happenned.

Therefore no one knows which film shall run, a man who made PAKEEZAH made Razia Sultan what happened. AND ABOVE ALL WHEN YOU WRITE SOMETHING YOU MUST BE HAVING A confidence THAT whatever you WRITE the people shall appreciate but sometimes THEY don\'t ., but you again try and try to do it better, . A fantastic writer like you should write few words of appreciation for all the films irrespective how bad the film is made, so that in future they shall try and make good films, you said Eros enytertainment made the same mistake with aldin whcih it mad with drona, every one has the feeling that he shall succeed if after one and two flops amitabh wouldn\'t have tried he would never had become the superstar and I was small when Rakjesh Khanna was at its peak and amitabh was just emerging the talking was going on this lean fellow can ever take place of rajesh Khanna, and now see where is amitabh bachchan I shall request the eros ebtertainment company to try and make one more fantasy movie I like Aladin, but yes released timing was wrong as diwali holidays got over but never mind try and try again until you succeed.

Bobby Sing

As you said, "This is your personal view about Aladin"...........so YES, this is my personal view and my dear friend I am here to write about movies out of my personal thoughts only.

As mentioned in my Introduction Text, I am not here to write good about any BAD movie taking into consideration its prodution house, director or actors.

I might be the biggest fan of Sir Amitabh Bachchan, but I cannot applaud a poor film only because its featuring my dear Amitabh in it.

And yes you have to try & try again until you get success. But one should also know that he cannot scceed in life while travelling towards the North, when the desired destination is actually lying in the South. So even the repeated attmepts have to made in the right direction.

I saw an interview of all the artists, director and music directors on the TV and what confidence they had while explaining about "Aladin". But when i saw their actual work, the only thought i had in my mind was "What was that Confidence all about."

To end, I would like to mention that even the word "Aladin" makes you think of children and your childhood. But what was there in the movie for the children in the theater. Saying from my personal experiences the kids in the theater were busy playing with their popcorn tubs and drinks rather than looking at "Aladin" running on the screen. 
And  I think that says it all about the merit of the movie, which neither had enjoyable funny moments for the children nor very high quality computer graphics for the youngsters who are now very much familiar with the animation world and its develoments.

Morevoer you gave the examples of GHAR & TAXI NO. 9211, which were well made but could not be that successful. The examples were fine but you cannot keep ALADIN in that category from any angle and the coming days will clearly give you the right picture.

One of the recent movie which can be included in that category was "Luck By Chance"

But I really enjoyed reading your elaborate comment and even more enjoyed answering it.

Keep Writing.

(By The Way, you posted the comment under the wrong post. But I have corrected it and now it is also there under ALADIN post available for all to read)

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